Fellowships for Juniors
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The Ralph Bunche Summer Institute is a 5-week, academically intensive program designed to simulate the graduate school experience, provide mentoring, and expand academic opportunities for underrepresented students who plan to pursue a PhD in political science.
The Association for Women in Science provides a 10-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. to outstanding female undergraduates in STEM fields who are of African American, Latina, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent.
The AWS awards include the Kristen Lorentzen Award of up to $1,000 are to female sophomores and juniors majoring in behavioral science, life science, physical science, social science, or engineering.
Boren Scholarships provide up to one academic year of funding to U.S. undergraduates to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. These countries include Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East.
Breakthrough Collaborative's summer program enables college students to obtain first-hand experience as teacher-interns preparing motivated, low-income middle school students for success in rigorous college preparatory programs.
Critical Language Scholarships provide intensive language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences abroad to undergraduate and graduate students of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Travel funding is available to CSU undergraduate and graduate student to participate in marine and coastal-related conferences.
California Pre-Doctoral Scholars receive $3,000 in funding to develop their candidacy for doctoral programs. Applicants propose how they will use these funds: for visits to PhD-granting institutions, travel to professional meetings in their field, graduate school applications and test fees.
The CSU Trustees' Award recognizes California State University students who have overcome adversity, demonstrate financial need, and have attributes of merit, including superior academic performance, significant personal achievements, and exemplary community service. Each year, S.F. State may nominate one to two students for this $6,000 award. One CSU nominee will receive a $10,000 award.
Two-month internships in the German Parliament ("Bundestag") for U.S. and Canadian students fluent in German.
Short term internships in German State Parliaments for students planning careers in U.S. or Canadian regional government in the environment, education, and healthcare.
This program offers short term research grants to highly qualified undergraduates majoring or minoring in German Studies and master's level students in the humanities and social sciences working on a project in German Studies.
Undergraduates in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering may apply for a summer research internship with research groups at universities and top research institutions in Germany.
This program offers an academic semester of study abroad at one of the German Universities of Applied Sciences followed by a one-semester professional internship experience in a company or research institute in Germany.
DAAD Undergraduate Scholarships fund 4-10 months of study at a German university in any academic field.
This program provides scholarships for summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, artistic, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany.
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides need-based grants of up to $8,000 to students actively working for peace and justice.
Explorers Club grants are offered to undergraduates conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their academic institution under the supervision of an instructor.
Freeman-ASIA (Awards for Study in Asia) scholarships support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia.
Note: The Galbraith Scholars program will NOT be offered this year. Please check back to see if the program will be offered in a future year. Underrepresented and low income students interested in issues of inequality and social policy are invited to apply for full scholarships to attend a five-day summer session at Harvard University led by its faculty, doctoral fellows, and social policy practitioners.
Scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded for study abroad for students or disciplines traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs, or for study abroad outside Western Europe.
The Goldwater Scholarship Program awards 300 scholarships annually to foster excellence in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering and to encourage outstanding students to pursue advanced degrees and careers in these fields.
Humanity in Action sponsors two summer programs: its Diversity and Democracy in America Program, held in New York City, and its Summer Core Programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Warsaw. An international group of fellows study the history of resistance to human rights abuses in the U.S. and Europe, and then work in international teams to complete research projects that address pressing host country minority rights issues.
An annual award of $1,200 by the American Mathematical Society and the the Mathematical Association of America to an undergraduate student (or students having submitted joint work) for outstanding research in mathematics.
Scholarships of up to $15,000, plus a paid summer internship at a NASA Research Center, are awarded to highly motivated juniors and seniors interested in aeronautics and related fields.
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science GEM Fellowship Programs
Full fellowships with paid internships to highly qualified underrepresented students to pursue an MS in Engineering or a PhD in Engineering or Science .
This program provides an opportunity to spend the summer working with leading scientists in biomedical research at one of the National Institutes of Health intramural laboratories.
This program provides up to 4 years of funding, at $20,000 per academic year, to exceptional undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Paid summer research at the NIH is provided and, after graduation, employment and training at the NIH.
The Point Scholarship Program provides tuition, living expenses, and mentoring to outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline.
The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs, and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.
This $2,000 prize enables undergraduate and graduate students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship awards highly prestigious merit scholarships of up to $30,000 to college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service for graduate or professional school in the U.S. or abroad.
U.C. Berkeley Amgen Scholars participate in 10 weeks of intensive mentored research in the sciences or biotechnology to increase their competitiveness for admission to prestigious graduate institutions.
Ten week program in which students are assigned individual research projects in integrative biology, molecular and cell biology, and plant and microbial biology.
Eight-week summer program provides research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty mentor in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and pre-law .
UC Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research At Berkeley Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS)
Nine-week research apprenticeship in which participants work on exciting ongoing research projects in information technology with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students.
This eight-week program provides motivated undergraduates interested in marine science careers with a summer research experience at the Bodega Marine Laboratory on an unparalleled and biologically rich stretch of the California coast .
During this 8-12 week program, students engage in cutting edge, interdisciplinary scientific research in biophotonics science and technology (CBST) research.
During a series of full-day Saturday workshops at UC Davis in the Spring semester, high potential undergraduates are assisted in preparing for admission to law school.
During this ten-week program students work alongside physics faculty and graduate students on ongoing research projects.
This intensive law school preparation program requires participants to make a two-year commitment during their junior and senior years, and two consecutive summers.
A ten-week summer research opportunity for undergraduates to become fully immersed in cutting-edge chemistry research and gain first-hand experience and training in state-of-the-art research facilities.
During this eight-week program undergraduates and master's students from all academic fields work closely with faculty mentors on research projects.
This summer research program is designed to increase the number of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who pursue the Ph.D. by strengthening their academic and professional development for admission to the U.C. system and universities nationwide.
During this ten-week research program students work in pairs on research projects in the biological sciences or bioengineering.
During this eight-week program juniors with outstanding academic potential work closely with faculty mentors on research projects in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and professions (excepting dentistry, law, management, and medicine).
This eight-week summer program offers nursing undergraduates in their junior year with outstanding academic potential the opportunity to work on research projects with School of Nursing faculty mentors. It is designed for students who plan to pursue the PhD degree and enter academic careers in nursing.
The U.C.L.A. Brain Research Institute sponsors a summer undergraduate research experience program for Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholars from universities and colleges across the nation.
This eight-week preparatory program pairs participants who plan to pursue a graduate degree in the humanities or humanistic social sciences with a mentor who provides guidance and direction on a student-selected research project
Ten week summer internship program in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country.
The Udall Foundation provides $4,000 merit based scholarships and sponsors a Scholars Conference to educate and empower a new generation of Americans to preserve and protect their heritage through environmental studies, and Native American health and tribal public policy.
The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues in today's complex world. The Foundation, rooted in the memory of the Holocaust, seeks to promote tolerance. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action. Prizes range from $1,500 to $5,000.
Student Conservation Association database of conservation internships by category.
Summer research opportunities for undergraduates with an interest in medical school.
Maintained by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), this site provides valuable information about the MD/PhD dual degree, current MD/PhD programs, and summer research opportunities for undergraduates who will pursue an MD/PhD degree.
Links to internships and project opportunities in historical societies, archives, and museums.
Consult this list, maintained by 10,000 Degrees, for scholarships for which are undocumented students are eligible to apply. These scholarship and award programs either do not require citizenship information or are specifically targeted to undocumented students.
Links to internships and summer research experiences in biology, marine biology, ecology, and environmental sciences.
Find program links for summer research science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs across the country. Most opportunities are for undergraduates, but some programs support graduate students.
Consult this list, maintained by the American Astronomical Society, for undergraduate research and internship opportunities in astronomy and astrophysics.
Scholarships of $1,000-$3,000 for underrepresented or economically disadvantaged students in art and design.
AAJA offers scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students sensitive to issues of importance to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and interested in pursuing careers in print, broadcast or photo journalism.
The Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina undergraduates, valued at $1,500 each.
Scholarship provides $6,000 to C.S.U. undergraduate and graduate students of any nationality who are legally blind.
A $10,000 scholarship aimed at encouraging female undergraduate and graduate students to excel in computing and technology, and to become active role models and leaders.
A $10,000 scholarship for highly accomplished students with disabilities who are studying computer science or computer engineering.
HSF/General College Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are available on a competitive basis to Hispanic undergraduates in any discipline who are pursuing their first graduate degree.
Scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are awarded to meet the educational expenses of undergraduate and graduate students who are refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, or Iraqi and Afghan recipients of Special Immigrant Visas.
NWSA Conference Registration grants are offered to presenters in need financial assistance to attend the conference.
Upper division undergraduates and graduate students who will study aboad in China or Taiwan may apply through the Office of International Programs for this $4,000 scholarship.
10,000 Degrees administers child care scholarships ranging from $500 to $9,000 per child for student-parents who residents of Marin County and enrolled in college.
The New Leader Scholarship provides $8,000 in aid to extraordinary upper division undergraduates or graduate students in Bay Area public universities who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and pursuing or planning to pursue advanced education in the social sciences, human services, health-related fields, public interest law or public service.